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Shark Poachng At Cococs Island
By Jason Heller, February 17, 2008 @ 02:00 AM (EST)
Source: Imaging Foundation

I just received a troubling email from the Imaging Foundation...

An Imaging Foundation expedition uncovered and documented poaching activity  at Cocos Island.  The core team and IF volunteers pursued poaching vessels and then found grizzly proof of the poaching underwater, just several hundred feet from the island.  Team members removed portions of long line and documented the entire trip. 

IF materials were produced in Spanish as well as English and were presented to Costa Rican journalists at a press conference.  Materials also found their way to the desk of the President of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias.

IF returned to Cocos in December on an unexpected trip to see if the poaching had been curbed.  The results were encouraging.  The number of vessels had decreased, and the poaching was only found at night. IF teams are eager to return and continue our investigation...

Watch the video here.


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